Monday, December 18, 2006



One last bonsai accessory purchase...made a trip to http://www.bonsaiboy.com/ to get soil, humidity trays, screen (to line pot holes and retain soil), fertilizer/minerals, and 'wound paste' (seals prunings so they heal properly). Now I feel prepared! But then right away, I realize my new humidity trays are too small for my new juniper, so I went outside and pulled this old enamel tray out of my 'junk collection'...hmmm.."hillbilly bonsai"? Well, I gotta add my own "flair", right? So I fill the tray with water to maintain humidity (I'm told even the conifers need this), but it looks like something's missing....aha! Small statue of some kind! So I got back online, and ordered a small ceramic koi to place in the water by the pot. Until then, I need to keep this tree in a fairly cool spot with a lot of sun, as this tree is considered "outdoor bonsai" too-but I bought it from a guy in TX, it's December in Wisconsin, so this baby's staying in til' spring!

2 comments:

UKBob said...

You sure got me beat with that Bonsai tree Lisa, mine looks more like a couple of bent twigs, not even sure if its still alive to be honest. Looks like you have all the right gear anyway. I like the idea of the tree growing over a rock, how do you get it started though?

lisa said...

The "root over rock" method isn't as hard as you might think
http://www.bonsaiprimer.com/styles/rock/rock.html
this link shows how to do it. You have to be patient, though, it can take over a year for the process to be completed enough to get it going.